Fentanyl Dealer Convicted of Murder

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Ross Litman

Date: 09/28/2022

Authority: Sgt. Warren Johnson


Fentanyl Dealer Convicted of Murder

Torisa Sulvoris Wallace, 39, of Eveleth was convicted of 3rd Degree Murder by the 6th District Court in Virginia, MN on Monday. Wallace was sentenced to 134 months (11 years) in prison, which will be administered by the Minnesota Dept. of Corrections.

The sentencing came after an overdose death investigation was carried out by the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Offender Task Force in October, 2021, in coordination with the Virginia and Eveleth Police Departments. During that investigation, a medical examination revealed that 33-year-old Brooke Miller of Virginia had overdosed and died due to the toxic effects of ingesting fentanyl. LSVOTF investigators discovered evidence that showed how Torisa Wallace had knowingly and willfully sold fentanyl to Brooke Miller earlier the day that she died.

The Lake Superior Violent Offender Task Force wants Iron Range area residents to know that the highly dangerous and currently increasing presence of Fentanyl in our nation is also impacting our Iron Range communities. The LSVOTF will continue to relentlessly pursue those individuals who prey upon the addictions and struggling members of our society, and who show no regard for the dangers and consequences that come from pushing this deadly substance into our communities.

The LSVOTF continues to work on numerous overdose death related investigations at this time. We strongly urge those struggling with addiction to reach out for help. The Arrowhead Regional Crisis Line is 844-772-4724.